Can BUMBLEBEE Revive the TRANSFORMERS Franchise?

We got the first trailer for Bumblebee, and it looks like it could be a very different kind of Transformers movie. On today’s  Nerdist News Talks Back we discussed if it could get the franchise back on track, along with the new trailers for  The LEGO Movie 2 and Mortal Engines.

Jessica Chobot was joined by Nerdist News writers Aliza Pearl and Joey Clift, as well as video editor Adam Murray on today’s trailer round-up show, and they started with the trailer for Bumblebee. Are we on board for this, and could it be the jump start the franchise needs? And is it time for the Rick Roll joke to finally be ejected from our tape deck for good?

We also received a trailer for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, and it had some major Mad Max vibes. Did the original even need a sequel? Are we happy it calls out the lazy trope of a bad ass female needing to be immediately rescued, or do we expect they’ll go even further with the gag?

Finally, we also got a full trailer for the dystopian action film Mortal Engines, produced by Peter Jackson. Are we excited for him to help bring this world to life, or would we prefer to see him back in the director’s chair? If we could drive any city around like a giant car which one would we pick?

Remember Nerdist News Talks Back airs live at 1PM PT every Monday through Thursday on our YouTube and Alpha channels, and we end the week in entertainment with Nerdist News What the Friday at 1PM PT, exclusively at Alpha. Whether we get no new trailers or all the new trailers, we always want you to tune in and talk about the biggest pop culture stories of the day.

What did you think of all of these teasers? Talk back to us about them in the comments below.

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